Pros: Price, multi threaded performance, extreme overclocking
Cons: Single thread performance
I initially picked this 8320e up at Microcenter and paired it with an ASRock 970 Extreme 3 motherboard for $129.99. The combo provided a decent experience as I had the 8320e overclocked to 4.4ghz, 1.4235 volts. Any higher than that and the VRM's on the Asrock would overheat and throttle the cores. This was no good. I wanted to go higher.
I decided that I wanted to see how far I could push this 95w Vishera, so I upgraded to the 990FX chipset on the ASUS Sabertooth R2 and to be honest I wished I'd have done it in the first place. The results I've achieved are simply astounding. I hate buying stuff that I don't need as is the case with the Asrock 970 but on the other hand, I have a new motherboard for my Athlon II X4 640 since the AM3+ 970 Extreme3 is backward compatible with AM3 processors.
I currently have my 8320e running happy and stable at 4.6Ghz, 1.368 volts and a multiplier of 23. I should add that this was easily achieved strictly using an air cooler (212 EVO) and some strategically placed intake fans.
If you're looking for more bang for your buck than and you enjoy overclocking hardware (which I'm sure you do if you're reading this) this FX chip is hard to beat.
Microcenter is pricing them at $99 and you can pair it with select motherboards and save $40 on the motherboard. This has been a blast to tinker with and am looking forward to building my next rig with another 8320e.